How to Install Yuri's Revenge Maps

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A number of custom maps and modifications are available for the real-time-strategy video-game "Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2" and its 2001 expansion pack "Yuri's Revenge." A custom map allows the player to play out battles in a new setting designed either by Westwood Studios, the company behind the games, or by other players using open-source map editing software. These custom maps and modifications are easily installed. They just have to be inserted into the root directory to which "Red Alert" was originally installed.

  • Download the Yuri's Revenge map .zip file to your desktop.

  • Unzip the folder using either WinZip or WinRar -- both programs are available for free online.

  • If the file contained is an executable file, with the extension .exe, you can double click on it to automatically install it.

  • Map files have the file extensions .mpr or .mmx for "Red Alert 2", and .yrm for "Yuri's Revenge". Select the file you want to use.

  • Find the root directory where you installed Red Alert 2 on your computer. It will usually be in the C drive, under "Program Files", then "Westwood".

  • Move the map file into the "Red Alert 2" root folder.

  • Load up "Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge" and you will be able to use the new map.

  • If you change your mind and don't want to use the map file any more, simply delete it from the root "Red Alert 2" folder.

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